The Kroger Co.
IndexS&P 500 P/E21.40 EPS (ttm)3.24 Insider Own0.70% Shs Outstand491.32M Perf Week4.43%
Market Cap34.07B Forward P/E18.71 EPS next Y3.71 Insider Trans-7.11% Shs Float466.71M Perf Month8.26%
Income1.63B PEG1.79 EPS next Q0.88 Inst Own79.80% Short Float1.51% Perf Quarter28.36%
Sales106.48B P/S0.32 EPS this Y4.70% Inst Trans0.06% Short Ratio2.13 Perf Half Y39.21%
Book/sh10.81 P/B6.41 EPS next Y9.13% ROA5.50% Target Price68.24 Perf Year96.60%
Cash/sh0.54 P/C129.05 EPS next 5Y11.98% ROE31.80% 52W Range34.62 - 68.95 Perf YTD7.99%
Dividend0.74 P/FCF34.59 EPS past 5Y8.90% ROI11.80% 52W High0.57% Beta0.83
Dividend %1.07% Quick Ratio0.20 Sales past 5Y5.30% Gross Margin20.80% 52W Low100.26% ATR0.97
Employees375000 Current Ratio0.80 Sales Q/Q11.20% Oper. Margin2.80% RSI (14)81.56 Volatility1.40% 1.42%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq2.17 EPS Q/Q29.80% Profit Margin1.50% Rel Volume1.04 Prev Close68.92
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq1.83 EarningsDec 04 BMO Payout20.80% Avg Volume3.31M Price69.34
Recom2.00 SMA205.60% SMA5010.82% SMA20031.11% Volume3,444,695 Change0.61%
Dec-10-14Reiterated Argus Buy $58 → $67
Dec-05-14Initiated Telsey Advisory Group Outperform $64 → $66
Dec-02-14Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $65 → $70
Nov-26-14Reiterated Deutsche Bank Buy $57 → $65
Sep-18-14Reiterated Argus Buy $55 → $58
Sep-09-14Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $55 → $65
Sep-08-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $53 → $54
Jul-24-14Initiated Prime Executions Buy $56
Jun-23-14Reiterated Argus Buy $49 → $55
Jun-23-14Downgrade Hilliard Lyons Long-term Buy → Neutral
Jun-20-14Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $40 → $48
Jun-03-14Initiated Oppenheimer Outperform $55
Apr-07-14Reiterated Deutsche Bank Buy $46 → $50
Mar-11-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $40 → $43
Mar-07-14Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $41 → $48
Dec-06-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $38 → $40
Sep-26-13Initiated Deutsche Bank Buy $46
Sep-13-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $34 → $38
Sep-13-13Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $39 → $41
Sep-13-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $32 → $40
Jan-27-15 06:49PM  Kroger (KR) Looks Impressive Going into Earnings Season - Analyst Blog Zacks
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Jan-26-15 01:20PM  Wal-Mart's (WMT) Sam's Club Expands Further to Cape Coral - Analyst Blog Zacks
10:38AM  With Fuel Points, Kroger Customers Can Fuel Up for Under $1.00 PR Newswire
09:30AM  Kohl's Stable on Fundamentals; Sluggish Comps a Concern - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-23-15 05:15PM  Wal-Mart to Open 11 Canada Units, Complete Expansion - Analyst Blog Zacks
03:44PM  Rumored Kroger deal off? Winn-Dixie to unveil fancier C. Fla. store at American City Business Journals
02:32PM  Kroger: Nothing set in stone (not even a store) for Kingsdale Macys site at American City Business Journals
Jan-22-15 06:08PM  Kroger buying Macys site at Kingsdale at American City Business Journals
03:35PM  Kroger construction set to begin at Northland Village, new McDonalds underway, too at American City Business Journals
02:43PM  Cowen Upbeat On Sprouts, Natural Foods As Worry Eases at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-21-15 01:43PM  Why Whole Foods Stock Is At A 10-Month High Today at Investor's Business Daily
07:55AM  Five things you need to know today, and read this book (even though my last recommendation flopped) at American City Business Journals
Jan-20-15 05:50PM  Analysts: Don't hold your breath on Roundy's acquisition by Kroger's at American City Business Journals
04:49PM  Tuesday's Market Recap Yahoo Finance Contributors
04:03PM  Companhia Brasileira Hits 52-Week Low on Weak Q4 Comps - Analyst Blog Zacks
03:50PM  Taking Stock: Lancz Discusses Investing in Telecoms, Healthcare at Bloomberg
03:20PM  Does Kroger have Pick 'n Save parent Roundy's in its cross hairs? at
02:40PM  Could Kroger buy Dunnhumby? at
02:00PM  Kroger conversion possible for 27 C. Fla. Winn-Dixie stores? at American City Business Journals
07:13AM  Could buying Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie land Kroger in Florida? at American City Business Journals
Jan-19-15 06:30PM  Kroger (KR) Looks Attractive from Earnings Beat Perspective - Analyst Blog Zacks
02:50PM  Will Companhia Brasileira (CBD) Continue to Face Soft Comps? - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-18-15 08:45PM  Kroger looking to bag a major acquisition could buying Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie land it in Florida? at American City Business Journals
Jan-16-15 01:23PM  Constellation Brands Hits 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Results - Analyst Blog Zacks
01:21PM  Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend PR Newswire
07:15AM  Five things you need to know today, and see who owns all the property on the Cincinnati streetcar line at American City Business Journals
Jan-15-15 03:05PM  Kroger eyeing major acquisition, analyst says at American City Business Journals
Jan-13-15 12:40PM  Dunnhumby searches for buyer at American City Business Journals
Jan-12-15 05:29PM  And Oil continues to fall... Yahoo Finance Blogs
Jan-10-15 08:02AM  Who Wins The Oregon Vs. Ohio State Matchup In Stocks? at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-09-15 02:27PM  Harris Teeter closing Harding Pike location at American City Business Journals
Jan-08-15 06:25PM  Cramer: Buy these stocks into the weakness CNBC
06:00PM  Cramer: Party with these rock star stocks CNBC
08:02AM  Top Funds: Will Consumer Discretionary Catch Staples? at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-07-15 06:40PM  Cramer: Retail roars; 9 stocks to consider CNBC
02:40PM  Kroger executive sells $2 million in stock at American City Business Journals
Jan-06-15 02:40PM  Kroger exec ranks among nations top retail leaders at
Jan-05-15 02:06PM  Kroger's Lynn Marmer Named to "The List" of People Shaping Retail's Future PR Newswire
Jan-02-15 05:51PM  Major new tenant proposed for Cornerstone of Centerville at
12:30PM  What to look for from Kroger in 2015 at
Dec-31-14 12:28PM  Under the Radar: A 63% gainer! CNBC
Dec-30-14 05:09PM  Tuesday's Market Recap Yahoo Finance Blogs
08:02AM  Buffalo Wild Wings, Hain Lead Top Performers List at Investor's Business Daily
Dec-29-14 08:49AM  The 10 Biggest Retail Stories Of 2014 at Forbes
Dec-25-14 01:04PM  Amazon looks to expand its AmazonFresh service to take on Wal-Mart Market Realist
Dec-23-14 10:56AM  The gift of a TV binge? Netflix gift cards a surprise hot holiday item Yahoo Finance
05:00AM  Hens Living Larger as Farmers Rush to Meet California Standards Bloomberg
Dec-22-14 11:24AM  3D edible confections CNBC
Dec-20-14 01:04PM  KROGER CO Financials EDGAR Online Financials
Dec-18-14 07:07PM  10-Q for The Kroger Co. Company Spotlight
05:41PM  A Look at Thursday's Market Yahoo Finance Blogs
08:02AM  Top-Performing Midcap Funds at Investor's Business Daily
Dec-17-14 06:33PM  Supermarket Industry Group Climbing In Rankings at Investor's Business Daily
09:00AM  Kroger Named Elite Member of ENERGY STAR's Certification Nation PR Newswire
Dec-16-14 04:27PM  Campbell Soup innovates with organics CNBC
11:09AM  KROGER CO Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
Dec-12-14 09:30AM  'Tis The Season For Food And Beverage Stocks at Investopedia
Dec-11-14 03:53PM  KROGER CO Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
02:50PM  Boston Beer at 52-Week High on Growth Initiatives, Solid Q3 Zacks
02:00PM  David Dillon to Retire as Kroger Chairman PR Newswire
01:00PM  Kroger Announces Nora A. Aufreiter Elected to Kroger Board of Directors PR Newswire
06:41AM  Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales AP
Dec-10-14 09:39AM  Pisani: Airlines making money CNBC
09:03AM  Will Kroger (KR) Stock Be Positively Affected Today by This Analyst Action? at TheStreet
08:57AM  UPDATE: Citigroup Initiates Coverage On Kroger As Highest Conviction Stock Pick Benzinga
Dec-09-14 12:08PM  [video]Here's Why Kroger's Stock May Still Have More Room to Run at TheStreet
Dec-08-14 02:54PM  Kroger Outlines Efforts to Promote Healthier Lifestyles at International Forum on Food and Nutrition PR Newswire
06:00AM  Why Kroger (KR) is Such a Great Value Stock Pick Right Now Zacks
Dec-05-14 12:48PM  10 things grocery stores wont tell you at MarketWatch
09:17AM  Company News for December 05, 2014 Zacks
08:55AM  UPDATE: Credit Suisse Reiterates On Kroger On Q3 Earnings Upside Benzinga
08:34AM  Kroger Conference Call Highlights Benzinga
05:51AM  Coverage initiated on Kroger by Telsey Advisory Group
Dec-04-14 06:04PM  Deutsche Bank Raises Forecast On Kroger Benzinga
05:50PM  Healthy Food, Healthy Fuel Prices Help Kroger Investor's Business Daily
05:45PM  Stock Pops & Drops: CSX, BKS, KR & DISH CNBC
02:50PM  Kroger's Astonishing Rally Isn't Over Yet at
02:17PM  United Natural Foods Beats; Shares Fall On Guidance at Investor's Business Daily
01:45PM  Kroger jumps on upbeat same-store sales at Financial Times
01:38PM  We're at new highs, so who's winning? CNBC
11:07AM  Kroger Q3 Earnings Top Again, Guidance Bullish at Investor's Business Daily
10:59AM  Kroger Q3 Earnings Beat on Higher Sales, Raises Outlook Zacks
09:24AM  Kroger raises profit forecast as acquisitions drive sales Reuters
08:58AM  Kroger Profit Rises on Stronger Sales, Fuel Margins at The Wall Street Journal
08:53AM  KROGER CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Stat EDGAR Online
08:43AM  Kroger shares climb as results beat views, company raises outlook at MarketWatch
08:41AM  Kroger profit jumps 21 pct in third quarter Reuters
08:39AM  Kroger tops Street 3Q forecasts AP
08:30AM  Kroger Reports Record Third Quarter Results PR Newswire
07:07AM  Q3 2014 Kroger Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open CCBN
Dec-03-14 12:57PM  Morgan Stanley Predicts Strong Growth In Organic Food Benzinga
11:07AM  What to Expect When Kroger (KR) Reports Earnings Results at TheStreet
Dec-02-14 02:57PM  'Slawsa' entrepreneur dreams big CNBC
08:30AM  Will Kroger (KR) Q3 Earnings Disappoint on Pricing War? Zacks
Dec-01-14 01:51PM  Kroger Q3 Earnings Are Due Amid Natural Food Drive at Investor's Business Daily
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The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The company's combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items comprising apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. Its marketplace stores include full-service grocery, pharmacy and health, and beauty departments, as well as perishable and general merchandise, such as apparel, home goods, and toys. The company operates supermarkets and multi-department stores under two dozen banners, including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith's. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores, of these stores 1,240 had fuel centers; and 320 fine jewelry stores, as well as operated 786 convenience stores either directly or through franchisees. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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